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#280: What is the Source of Your Power?
Monday, April 05, 2010      15 comments

I once read a story about a group of men who were soldiers with T.E. Lawrence, the great desert fighter of World War I who helped lead the Arabs in their revolt against the Turks. Some of Lawrence's team had lived in the desert for a long period... Read more
#279: Everyday Can Be Like Easter
Sunday, April 04, 2010      14 comments

Today was Easter Sunday, a special day of inspiration and hope. Just as every day can be. When we awake in the mornings we face unlimited opportunities. Our lives may seem dreary and at a dead end but these are merely characteristics of our... Read more
#278: A Journey of Compassion, Hope and Gratitude
Saturday, April 03, 2010      12 comments

It's easy to take our friends for granted. One way to let them know that you appreciate them is to send them a quick note to show you are thinking of them. That is what I did last night when I wanted to let all of my ... Read more
#277: Do You Believe In Your Success?
Friday, April 02, 2010      10 comments

We get our inspiration and encouragement from many sources. One of them is books such as "The Power of Positive Thinking" and "The Magic of Thinking Big" and "The Greatest Salesman in the World" and "Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude." ... Read more
#276: The Town Square, Music and a Cappuccino
Thursday, April 01, 2010      9 comments

Despite the problems and the frenetic pace of modern living, life is good compared to the hardships of our parents and our grandparents. Microwaves heat water and food in minutes, sometimes seconds, saving tremendous amounts of time over wa... Read more
#275: Longing For Times Past
Wednesday, March 31, 2010      13 comments

"Problems require wisdom, and wisdom requires perspective. Other people provide that perspective." -- Bill Russell * * * * * One thing I greatly miss now that I am the oldest in the family is spending time with my dad or uncles or aunt... Read more
#274: Did You Do Good Today?
Tuesday, March 30, 2010      12 comments

Sometimes we become so engrossed in our individual daily trials and troubles that we neglect to notice when we can provide a kind word or deed to someone fighting through their own tough time. In the poem titled, "A Morning Prayer" the auth... Read more
#273: A Special and Happy Day!
Monday, March 29, 2010      19 comments

"There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship." Saint Thomas Aquinas * * * * * Today is one of the happiest days of the year for me for on March 29, 1969, I met my lifelong true friend, Connie. ... Read more
#272: I'm the Patriarch of the Family
Sunday, March 28, 2010      11 comments

To some people, a sense of family means little. To me, and others, a sense of family is of great significance and we do what we can to capture the spirits and memories of our relatives. During a conversation with my adult nephew today it h... Read more
#271: Can Positive Thinking Be Learned?
Saturday, March 27, 2010      12 comments

I was recently presented with interesting and intriguing questions: "...is positive attitude something that some people get more of at birth and others don't? Is it something we learn from our surroundings as we grow up; something our par... Read more
#270: What A Difference A Day Can Make
Friday, March 26, 2010      15 comments

Who sang the song with the lyrics: "What a difference a day makes. Twenty-four little hours"? So often our problems and worries seem overpowering and overburden us to the point that we want to wallow in our own self-pity and hide from the w... Read more
#269: Being Positive Is A Habit
Thursday, March 25, 2010      13 comments

Today has been a day of stress and worries. Some financial, some medical, some about falling behind with the yard work and the house cleaning because of a current sciatica attack. ... Read more
#268: We Never Know
Wednesday, March 24, 2010      13 comments

Tonight I saw a distinguished older man at the restaurant where I was having dinner. Being a curious person, I wondered about his background. Had he been a captain of industry or had he worked on an assembly line for his career? There's an ... Read more
#267: Life Can Be Fair
Tuesday, March 23, 2010      10 comments

Most of us grow up believing the world and life will be fair, just and equitable. But we soon learn otherwise. One reason that life is not fair is because it is comprised of self-centered people who do not much care for the plight of others... Read more
#266: A Reason For Living
Monday, March 22, 2010      15 comments

Many times in our lives we feel defeated, unwanted, unsuccessful. Maybe it's during our journey to weight loss and better health when we have a temporary setback. Maybe it's in our relationships with others or in our work. But there definit... Read more

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